Helpline Center launches Summer of DIY

The 211 Helpline serves thousands of people every year by offering hope to individuals with thoughts of suicide, connecting them to resources and providing volunteers.

The Helpline Center Volunteer Connections Program is the link between community volunteers and nonprofit agencies. They help match willing volunteers with the organizations who need them. They have launched their Summer of DIY.

Each week throughout the summer, they post on social media and share the do-it-yourself project of the week in their email blast. All projects are family friendly and designed to benefit local nonprofits.

Individuals and families are encouraged to do projects that interest them. Once completed, the projects can be delivered to the Helpline Center office at 529 Kansas City St. Some of the projects include making feminine hygiene kits, dog toys and lunch kits. 

Helpline Center staff will deliver the projects to the appropriate nonprofits. If you would prefer to deliver the completed projects themselves yourself, contact the Helpline Center by dialing 211 to get a list of agencies accepting the DIY projects.

And don’t forget to share photos, tagging the Helpline Center and using the hashtags #DIYVOLSD and #volunteerrapidcity.

For more information about the Summer of DIY, call the Helpline Center at 211 or visit this link.

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